Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust – Artist in Residence Project


It has now been my first month in post as Artist in Residence for the club, and it has been incredible, with me meeting some iconic and legendary names from the clubs history, including. Malcolm Sampson & Neil Fox. Representing the most recent players has been Semi Tadulala, with David Solomona phoning me for a sitting and Jason Demetiou on the list also.


In the second week I started work on the mural project, with Barugh Green Primary School, in Barnsley, and then taking an assembly at Pinderfields Hospital School, before doing another 2-day session at Wakefield Greenhill Primary School, on Eastmoor.


The work produced by the children has been so far of an incredibly high quality, with the pupils engaging with the story of the club, it’s players and the history of the area, with many of them volunteering their own stories of the time they visited the ground to watch Trinity.


I have to pinch myself sometimes to be sat in front of children, talking about and talking about Trinity and in involving them in something, which is truly groundbreaking and historic.


Their eyes light up when I tell them that the mural will be 60 metres long and that all of their work will be included on the panels.


Please see link to fan page for the project https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wakefield-Trinity-Wildcats-Community-Trust-Artist-in-Residence-2012-13/361943703822349


I will update you on a regular basis.